Potential Denial Of Nuvigil By Insurance; Alternatives ?
Posted 12 September 2011 - 02:40 PM
Last month I was prescribed by my pdoc a month supply for Nuvigil but not for any of the listed conditions required for the insurance company that I have for coverage. I have less than a week left of the Nuvigil and I am soon to receive a response from my insurance company or doctor regarding whether or not the Nuvigil prescription is to be approved or denied (Prior Authorization). I was prescribed the nuvigil for excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) but not for any of the specific criteria on the prescribing requirements for the drug needed for insurance coverage (like sleep apnea, shift work sleep disorder, etc.). To note, I had to pay out of pocket for this medication last month and it cost me $ 400.
What I am wondering is what alternative medications can be prescribed in place of Nuvigil that are much less expensive and are useful for excessive daytime sleepiness, which I still have despite also being on Wellbutrin & Effexor and trying a litany of other potential remedies to no avail. I've heard & read that the next best alternative is the amphetamines or methylphenidates, but I am not so sure about the facts.
Tips/Advice/Facts are appreciated.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:16 PM
Posted 12 September 2011 - 05:39 PM
Edited by lindahurt, 12 September 2011 - 05:45 PM.
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